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Re: XLink 1.1: "URI reference" "checking"

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:41:30 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <871wyxit7p.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
| * Norman Walsh wrote:
|>/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
|>| Dear XML Core Working Group,
|>|
|>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 5.4 notes
|>| "Because it is impractical for any application to check that a value is
|>| a URI reference, this specification follows the lead of [IETF RFC 3986]
|>| in this matter and imposes no such conformance testing requirement on
|>| XLink applications." Please include specific reference to the section of
|>| RFC 3986 that proposes this, and include a note why it is "impractical"
|>| to perform such a check.
|>
|>This text used to refere to RFC 2396. On examination, we agree that it is
|>not correct as currently specified with a reference to RFC 3986. We have
|>no plans to impose a new requirement (checking the syntax of URIs) on
|>implementations, but we will changes this text to a simple note which
|>states that such checking is not required.
|
| So, if it's not impractical, why is it not required?

Because XLink 1.0 does not impose the requirement and we are not
chartered to add such a new requirement to XLink 1.1. I also note that
I don't know of any specifications that do impose this requirement,
not even XML Schema.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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